Well that Japanese way of putting words together…it sometimes summarizes the sentiment in lyrical ways everyday English won't. I loved working with the Spur team on the 100 page booklet that essentially archived the magazine's 25 year history of model coverage. From the early days of off duty 90's supermodels like Linda, Nadja and Naomi, it was funny to see how on-duty that ideal of off-duty was.
And then it was especially odd to see my 7 years of Spur It-Girl archives encapsulated in this one booklet. The magazine's editors assured me there is a generation of young Japanese women who grew up reading that column, which can only make you appreciative of the clarity of time . And its perspective, as well as future business potential. There they were, starting from Agyness Deyn at the height of her cultural impact, all the way to Issa Lish, now at the rise of her cultural impact. In between there were Freja and Irina, Coco and Hilary, Anja, Suvi, Catherine, Kasia, Lara, Meghan, Abbey, Toni, Malgosia, Karmen, Fei, Fei, Lindsay and Arizona. That those girls have forged lasting careers is not only a testament to brilliant management on the part of great agents, but also to the tenacity and resilience of those girls in keeping their value in a tough, tough industry.